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SUSTAINING HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENT 

WITH BEST PRACTICES, EDUCATION, SUPPORT AND, NETWORKING. 

ABOUT US

HEARRT (the Healthcare Environmental Awareness and Resource Reduction Team) Midwest connects healthcare professionals to encourage and support sustainability actions that improve environmental and community health and, reduce costs. 

After bringing together healthcare facility representatives, vendors, local/state agencies, and the MN Hospital Association for a decade (2000-2010), HEARRT has been resuscitated to deliver advocacy, education, networking opportunities and support to facilities working to achieve the triple aim using sustainability.  The recovery team is comprised of staff from CentraCare Health, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, HealthPartners, Mayo Clinic, Ridgeview Medical Center,  the MN Hospital Association, the MN Technical Assistance Program, the VA Medical Center and Zimmer Environmental Improvement.

HEARRT Midwest provides education, networking and support events three times a year. Contact us to be added to our email list.  

We look forward to you joining us!  

Sponsors

HEARRT Midwest thanks the following member affiliates:



UPCOMING EVENT

A Winter Fete!


HEALTHY HEALTHCARE, HEALTHY HOMES

Friday, December 7, 1-4 p.m.

The Wedge Table
2412 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

We all want the places where we live and the places where we go for care to be healthy. Yet, because the US regulatory system is frequently inadequate to provide sufficient oversight and testing of chemicals, often, toxics are used in products in our homes and in healthcare facilities.  Some of these chemicals, for example, antibacterials, formaldehyde, halogenated flame retardants and phthalates are known to be carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, reproductive toxicants or, are corrosive, are irritants, or can damage skin and organs in both humans and animals. They can be released into the air, water and the environment during manufacture, transportation and use.  Safer, healthier and economical products are available. 

Please join us for our winter fete to learn how to identify products of concern and how designers, environmental services/facility staff, nursing, supply chain and you can identify, purchase and use less toxic products for health in your facility,  home and the environment.  

Healthy, organic appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. 

Agenda

What are healthy interiors? 

Lindsey Evenson, Perkins+Will

Healthcare's healthy interiors. 

George Johnson, Minneapolis VA Medical Center

Supporting the supply chain in procuring less toxic products.

  Melissa Peck, MN Pollution Control Agency

Healthier homes. 

Tom Johnson, Healthy Legacy

Question, answer and discussion.  

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